Ambassadors Tour – Day 1

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Covington, Kentucky to Seattle, Washington

2017 Boychoir tour day 1 photo contest winner

Day 1 photo contest winner: mountains outside the plane by Ryan DB

Throughout the Ambassadors’ tour of the Pacific Northwest, we will feature posts written by our official tour blogger, Callahan Goeppinger, the daily photo contest winner, and photos taken on a Canon EOS 60D by Paul A, our official tour photographer.

Boychoir Tour 2017 is on!

Though we were rather weary, there was high energy across the whole choir for this much-anticipated tour. For some this was their very first tour and others their very first time on a plane. Even our director’s daughter is joining us on the tour. Unfortunately, three of our choir members were not able to fly out with us on Day 1.

Paul A photos from Day 1 Boychoir tour

A gull over Lake Washington. Image credit: Paul A

The plane ride was very comfortable with little turbulence, and we arrived in Seattle-Tacoma airport safely. After a long wait for the bus, we finally arrived at our hotel in Kirkland Washington, a Seattle suburb. We then unpacked and settled in for our four-night stay.

Mt. Rainier from plane window. Image credit: Paul A

When a period of FOB (Flat on Back) time ended, we prepared to travel to downtown Kirkland to celebrate the birth of our nation. The city was bustling and quite patriotic – many shops decorated with red, white, and blue.

We picked a spot on the grass and spread out to get dinner at the variety of food booths set up in the area. The festival was chock-full of dancing and live music. A few of us even saw a bald eagle soaring above the festival.

Group photo in Kirkland, Washington. Image credit: Paul A

Back at the hotel, Dr. Eanes gave us an inspiring speech about setting goals and getting out of our comfort zones. He praised the area’s wonderful diversity and culture. He then dismissed us to get some sleep. Thus concludes the first day.